Oh man, oh man, oh Manochewitz! What is wrong with educated people? I am so happy I never went to college  because they turn out idiots!

For most of us who are practicing social distancing and making only occasional trips to the grocery store or pharmacy, experts agree that it’s not necessary to change clothes or take a shower when you return home. You should, however, always wash your hands. While it’s true that a sneeze or cough from an infected person can propel viral droplets and smaller particles through the air, most of them will drop to the ground.

Studies show that some small viral particles could float in the air for about half an hour, but they don’t swarm like gnats and are unlikely to collide with your clothes.

“A droplet that is small enough to float in air for a while also is unlikely to deposit on clothing because of aerodynamics,” said Linsey Marr, an aerosol scientist at Virginia Tech. “The droplets are small enough that they’ll move in the air around your body and clothing.”

What is wrong with them?

Of course, the likelihood is small that one person walking within six feet of a nose breather once in a while will become infected by droplets. But what if the other person is a mouth breather or worse yet, spits when he speaks?

…unlikely to deposit on clothing…??????

Sheesh. And the aerodynamics of air movement around the body will protect you? When pigs fly!

Oh, Lord, protect the innocent from the evils of education. Please.

If the store is practically empty and you are there for a few minutes, there is no need to change your clothes or shower. But if you are in the store for an hour going up and down the aisle AND your area has an outbreak of the virus, you would be wise to shed your clothes and change into home clothing. There’s a lot of things you can’t control but you can control your hygiene and your clothing.

I talked before about Strike Zone Sanitization. When you are in a store, you are likely touching things between your shoulders and your knees. For goodness sake, you are touching them with your clothing, too.

If you have a sexagenarian like me, be careful, don’t wear infected clothing around them.


Do we really need to tell people that doctors wear masks to protect themselves? Do we really need to say that nurses need masks to protect themselves, too?

WTF is wrong with people who believe they only need a mask if they themselves are sick? Do you think every doctor who looks down your throat is wearing a mask so they don’t infect you? When pigs fly, my friends, when pigs fly….

Why do you think there are all these complaints about nurses not having N95 masks? Why do you think there is a shortage of masks for doctors and  nurses? Is it because they are all sick?

Give me a break. So let me be the first to tell you: masks protect you and the person to whom you are speaking.

There I told you. Now go and sin no more. If you are worried about catching or giving COVID-19 to someone, wear a blasted mask. Your mucosal areas will thank you.

Change your clothes when you spend time in public or within crowds, too. You can’t always control social distancing. You can control yourself though, so just do it.

COVID-19 and John Galt?

Near the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, I proclaimed, “WHO is John Galt.” A slight play on words of the famous line at the beginning of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. John Galt is a character in the novel who protests collectivism by going on strike. John Galt is a producer in a world of consumers and communists. Quoting Wikipedia, John Galt

“believes in the power and glory of the human mind, and the rights of individuals to use their minds solely for themselves. He serves as a highly individualistic counterpoint to the collectivist social and economic structure depicted in the novel, in which society is based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces mediocrity in the name of egalitarianism, which the novel posits is the end result of collectivist philosophy. “

..and this quote:

The use of Galt as a symbol in the context of political or social protest has taken root in some places. The phrase “going John Galt” or simply “going Galt” has been used by psychologist Helen Smith[12] and others[13][14] to describe productive members of society cutting back on work in response to the projected increase in U.S. marginal tax rates, increased limits on tax deductions, and the use of tax revenues for causes they regard as immoral. “Who is John Galt?” signs were seen at Tea Party protests held in the United States and at banking protests in London in April 2009.[15]

When I said, “WHO is John Galt,” I was referring to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its impact on the industrial engine of the world. While John Galt is fictitious, the result of WHO’s pronouncements is not. The effort to preserve and protect the lives of people around the world comes at the expense of our abundant and productive livelihood. What legacy of poverty will we leave our grandchildren if preventing the spread of COVID-19 reduces our standard of living?

We are seeing early signs of economic collapse in the US. Store shelves once full of goods are now about 66% full. The price of oil has fallen to unheard-of levels. The future price of oil is -$37/barrel. There is such a glut of fuel it’s now thought you’ll have to pay someone to consume it.

Protesters wish to open the country for business. The thought among working-class people is, “If this continues, where are we going to work, and how are we going to make money to buy food, shelter, and clothing?” Good questions.

Removing social distancing and opening the economy to profitability means there will be more people infected with COVID-19 and more deaths. Until there is a treatment plan, and until there is a vaccine, COVID-19 will spread throughout the world. In terms of fatalities, we are at the beginning of the curve. There is a whole continent, Africa, that will be infected and die in huge numbers due to lack of healthcare.

But American issues are closer to home.


This is the question we must answer very soon.

These supply chain interruptions will grow and grow. Fewer and fewer goods will be produced. There will be fewer goods to buy anywhere, of any kind, if factories close and if consumers don’t have money to buy them.

Right now, we are living off the wealth in our storehouses. When the storehouses are empty, people will die. When the producers can’t produce, and the transporters have nothing to transport, people will suffer. We are six weeks into this crisis, and we still struggle to find toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. This is not the result of a thriving economy but a struggling one.

I suspect we have another four weeks of food supply before shortages hit the major cities and become news. I heard today that local food suppliers could fill only about 60% of food orders. The number of brand options is already reduced. Coca Cola is no longer producing its off-brands. Others are doing the same.